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Page Six HOPE STAR, HOPE,' ARKANSAS i-v The. average consumption of f |tuit 'in. the United States is ••-' .Jfpout 200 pounds per capita art- Birth Rate Triples Death Rate in State Little Rock, Jan. 2 — (if) —Ati Kansas' birth rate almost tripled [the slate's death rate during_ the jvear ending last June 30, the State Health Department reported today. j There were 41.560 births, or 23.9 ;per 1,000 population, compared to H.226 deaths. ! Heart disease was the leading i cause of death in the state during •the period, claiming 3,241 persons ior 186.7 per 100.000 population. | State Health Office T. T. Ross told I Governor Laney in an annual ro: port ot' department activities. i Accidents were the second prin- ) cipal cause of deaths, causing 1,- |C5l> fatalities. Third was intro- i cranial lesions of vascular origin iwith 1,293 deaths —two more and i caused by cancer. Other principal 'causes, in order, were :Nethritis, [tuberculosis, pneumonia, influenza, i diarrhea and diabetes. ! Dr. Ross noted that "tuberculo- jsis is the foremost cause of death ! in the group of people between 15 | and 45." But, he added, the tuber! culosis death rate "has been cut | almost in halt" during the past 17 : years" in Arkansas. i Only two diseases showed in| creases during the year, the report ' said. They were meningitis, with • 131 cases, compared to 127 the pre- i vious year, and influenza, with 18.; 4i!5 cases, compared to 10.043. The health officer commented that 145 new industries in the state during the petiod had stepped up demands on his industrial hygiene I division while the laboratory made ': IU6.460 examinations. "It was difficult to render satis- ' factory health services in all parts } ot the state" because of a shortage i of qualified help. Dr. Ross report- 1 ed. — w _ Making light of troubles will i Making iigrit 01 troubles wiu ' help you to see your way clear. bright as a new mcrnlna Bright as a new morning and colorful as a raiu- bovvs are these cotton dresses in seersuckers, chain- brays and ginghams. The choice of chucks, plaids or .Uripi* is left to you, hut we know »hatetcr ></u cijt.'u&e vuu'll look pretty in colors thai fialter auti ii>k-» tait aceia inadt; for your figure. 4.98 .* 5.9O Thursday, January 3, 1946 Questions Are Asked About UNOHdqts. until 1930. Much of the Interior decoration of Ihe buildings was contributed by member nil lions. H was good advertising for them. It showed Iheir art, their furniture, and so on. This means of decoration might be followed in UNO's buildings. The members of UNO will pay the i cost of upkeep, just as the league 'members did. Many details will have to lie as immunity from It will be somewhere- in the Umt- ed Slates near New York or Boston. But Tiow much will it cost'.' How many buildings? How long to complete them? These are questions which can't be answered accurately now. This is a guess, but tho new headquarters may cost $-.">. Ol.in. 000. maybe mure. That figure is based on this: Tiie headquarters of the League of Nation in Geneva cost about $10,000. 000. The buildings were put un in the depression years of the l!KJ(fs I in Switzerland where labor • costs art- far cheaper than here. Costs of. materials and labor in j this country in the next few veais to the"" _1*»5_ football season by defeating the Missouri Tigers in the CoUon Bowl at Dallas by a score l&NO lll will W '" C od la^c'r " By JAMES MARLOW Washington. Jan. 2 —(A 1 )— Lots of questions come ratling into Wash- .,.,,,.1',;, iiiRton aboul iho hca.lm.artcrs of j a| . rcsl for , hc clip tomats at' UNO "UNO!. " 1S °''" a "" atlun jheadquarters in the United Stales. For instance: -An ambassador in a foreign country cannot be sued for bills nor arrested for murder, unless his own government says he can. His official residence is froo from entry, even by officers wilh a search warrant. The degree of immunity decreases according to the decreasing rank uf diplomats find their staffs. VALUES GREAT BIO JAR OMIY- TEXAS WINS COTTON BOWL CLASSIC—The Texas University Longhorns added another victory of 40 to 27. Brown. No. 50. one of the star Missouri backs gets m a bit of fancy footwork as he rips off 13 yards for a first down. No. 66 for Missouri \3 Riddle and No. 33 for Texas is Layne. (NEA Photo) | than the old loanue had. I These were the main buildings of 'the league-: An office building, an An Ohio man sued for divorce because his wife stabbed him with a pen. Probably just her quaint way of getting across a point. LOANS To Fanners and Stcckrnt.ni. TO FINANCE YOUR CROPS AND CATTLE Sec E. W. McWilliams Representative for NASHVILLE PRODUCTION CREDIT ASSOCIATION OKLAHOMA A. & M. BSATS ST. MARYS 33 f> 13—Bob Fenimore the star of the Oklahoma team, breaks through off hi* loft tackle for the 2nd Oklahoma touchdown in the Sugar Bowl played at New Orleans, La. Na. 33. Crowe of St. Mary and the rest of theSt. Marys team failed to stop Fenimore on the 1-yard line. i.NEA Telephotoi and ass^inbiv buiklini;. a council build- in, s a library, and a secretarial. No one knows how MI.my buildings UNO will h;r, e. but "it will | Tio'-'tl more space than she old lea-i itiif. At its peal; the IO.T.-UO na•) ~>i> j member nniions, still iins 4:i. UNO i h:;s .">! mc-"'.b'..'rs. expects to have i perhaps 60 . Also the work of UNO will be o.r i iv.nre fxt:-;i.-!ivc Ui:ui that ol' the ! i'-'a.i'.ic. 'i hc'i'ufme it iir;doii li l'jijly • w.li need n larger daily working i staff. Tho !'iost v. ork'.-1'o the league; h:id was THO.'That numbrr includ- : ed to;) scientit'ic anj economic ad- i vi.<-;ii ai,d the clerical stni'f. UNO will send over here this i wvvk a committee- to examine ;-ites i for UNO he.-iilnuarters. Thi';; the : committee will icturn to Londo:: : and report to the UNO assembly i v.-ruch snarls its lirsl s-j:;.sion there i January 10. i The assembly will decide or; the? ' siie for UNO hcad.marters and : then will appoint a nl-.inni>!_; eon;- i mission to '40 to w'.jfk on the lay. ' joins tor the buildings. I Th's ccir.rnittce -—' acL-^-rdinx to I present plans — will make its final recomn-.ondation.s no later than 1947. Work -in the buildings should I bc'sin after that. Building costs will | be borne by the member countries ! on n proportionate basis. | Maybe ir.ere wiil be an intcrna- Ilional c-'mpeihior; among archi- I Sects, conducted by UNO. to pie : c i the type ,,f bu;Wtni^. The ' old ' | league had jueh a contest for Us __! headquarters in Ge;ieva. No-.v curno-- the '('lotion: On<:e i ho'*' ti> balance a plate at a buffi,'', the Good Year for ;. Formers Answers inuvv ,.i, uui.niue u jj,;ue a; a oul!v'. tne (ii'smn,-; a^e drivr ;ir.d -ill Iho ; supper _ and what to do aboul a preliminaries lakr.M-; cr-re.'how lun^ lunger oov.'l. ] wi ]l j; take !o construct the build" step wil! j i.i year? Putting it blunllv. there ".any Americans this ver.' VJHAT PRESIDENT OF 7HE UNITED STATES A BACHELOR Byers' is famous for its exceptional day in and day out values. We exorcise every care to keep all orices as low as possible. Answer to Lest Week's Question Iron was first discovered in North Cur.,lino in 1585. . A—Tho -.s!a:ic v/iJi v..<t? "on qucs- ' P", arre ^ ue: ' l: -~ :jn - ! "i 711 " 1 - -ccd lion oi a r-ov-rnrnent of its own j'"sly for lacn ot rnecH-al c;-re. ~ Hot Springs. Jan. :! —,p. — Th- year J946 is expected 10 be a gocd one tor Arkansas uinr.ers. \v.th a strong demand for most farm products at fairlv uood :;r:cc< orov- alent. C. F. Lund of i;v Ui;i\ c.-- sity oX Arkansas Asricu'tu"-'.' '-••••tension Service said :cdav. Lund addressed Ihe firsJ' .session of a two-day conieience here ••[ _ "Large wartime savings, remov- ;t v.-us ii.'rced to yield Brit- sn iV;;-n>r.;on status due to bank- uptcv. Q — What is the one-man scor- u rucc-rd ior a sJiiglc basketball A -JO —A. J. Altmeyci', ch.'iinna c;al Securitv BU.V.-C |ir,L;s'.' O:;e ^nes are 'other oi: that. :.'!;•',::!(.• i The old Iv.mue started \wk in l-jl.ond'-p in HMD. The toundation ; stone oi it:; hcadr;uaiiers w;js laid iin Geneva in 1'.VJO. But Ihe league 'didn't start to occupy the buildings b'-~ A"norsfn of Philadelphia Lurd pix-uic;t'.'d iliat ; labor situation v;ou!d be al!i>v:at- ed somewhat during 19-iij. i.-ui o>' added that farriers are like'-- TO :face a continued she-rime •-•{ seasonal tarni labor f'jr harves:. Other asricultur-.ii H'ut-jres i ire- cast for 1LJ-4G bv today's <-:eui;^"s ;]nclucn?a: Continued his;ri ilau'i tie and output >, 'je-'-i Graa'.cr productio:; of pn.-k: A decline in The yi'oduciii.-n •.-,; ; mijk due :o a =her!Lr;e ul d;i -\ cows: A reducat'on in csu rrct:vc! : - ° : as a result oi 'he uu-V••••'...,.. ,-.. ,-,-,. guest i,;r ;1 KJ ;:-,..- '^.,,{ rul .iu.;V v /-"- ihe_ number .-; hv.-,-.j. ^ . s;toL-jd be on ': b.-j producttun in\-<:i.:: pioved practjf.'i.'S iind feeding a: d s ;irer:s \i.-.:ere intr-i- ; facilities e:in b,j 'n ; The C't'iu^'-ei^ee i be eunaueii-;i :!: A >,d une s! at \:^ : :<.':<: 'Rabbit' euirnsff is Offered Ccach Job in Little Rock School '. Lille Reck, .Inn. ^ — .,i>— :;:;v- ollered a ;;ev.- or;i;-vea; 1 •••.;:•••:;.••• .-,-: head foothajj cuu,:h .1: :.,•':,; ff,:e"; 'SconciL, Russeil T. Scei:...•_• -... :l ; •-. . u :i y. ; Ho sa:u SU:T:L'I;. ,viir .- -,;- i,.:.-.-. Oi absence •:'-.•!•!: A;H;i::.,js T-...:;;. Ouiii'u -jl his C.L'C:.-..i.H coal t;: 1.4-10.0(10 t.yns a month, o- We, the Women i By RUTH MIL LETT NEA Staff Writer ihe.re is sn'Tiethina a htt'e saa : ubi.'in it— these vclcr:i:-.» attend-;::.-! a :::iG'.ves:;?rn college \vhc have asked tur a -.'ourse in eti- .'i'-ii:'. '.vhich :s in be taught tJtem [ o;-" the ^eni'ol's dean of \voiTten. ! A =h.>rt time a .to they \verc in a v-.v.r:.; v. 'tcre eiiijuei didn't :i?a;- ti.'. i '--'.-. l ".eri. 1 .v.-u v\ei'e e.ther a ri^ht siTt fi" gi:y or you v-.'eren't. Whe'-<: h:;n p^ttiiv; tin a g<>ud 'he rtilcs o! eli'i'.:i:t' mc-dais a 'r.i'i ha: vai.'r. (.'I'rt.'i.in societ;.- ii.n: by other stand- ri:a. He h:i. ; e tj put firs: In sittjri. h.: AYi Or PEACE men now retain their reenlisting Men now in the Army who rcenlist before February f will be reenlisted in their present grade. Men honorably discharged can reenlist within 20 days after discharge in the grade they held at the time of discharge, provided they reenlist before February 1,1946, There';5 a long list of attractive reenlistment privileges in the new Armed Forces Voluntary Recruitment Act of 1945. The ability to keep your present grade is only one of them, but this, privilege expires on January 31. There are plenty of other reasons why many thousands of men have enlisted, and more thousands are enlisting every day. You'!' certainly want to know all of the opportunities open to you. If you'll read them carefully, you'll know why a job in the new peacetime Regular Army i.-; being: regarded today as "The Best Job in the .World" HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW EML1STMSN7 PROGRAM te it::"c<i- xtup '.vnrm, $100,000 t/amaq? in Fire at Fo?f- Smith's Hardscrabbte Club For; >jT! — Ofiic:a: •Jllil d. :. :;.:. at a*r M «.^M :» •^v IUST REMOVE [CESS ACIDS Kelp 15 Milss cf Kidney Tubes Flush Out Poisonous Wasta ?:?'?!.: :;!.- r.-r:r. p>:ce^'"'l" acids in vej'.irhltnid, -,-ur .'.. Tii;-.:;, i : ;:o:ir-y tubi;s may be ovtr- rue 'o nt-:p Natiirc rid your c.:(i=7 Linci r>iiisc»ntj"iii wiitte. " iidnoy f'lneiuin pt-rrnjla rvjiiiita : .n ^our biooci, :t t^uiit.rbfimuiticpitins, * anj -jntr^'y, trexunc \ip !?! lift a ijiidt-r '-he vj*es, !it' v -i. "i't-(jUtijt or&cuiny n^' and buinins somt 1 - -'i'i *ji')j) "hi. 1 Mime 1 UE 'tfOTT*- :i:p:M Tor D.-IKSI : - ?!i3«. a , ui-va S'.;:'.ri:ufuily by mil:- •^.••f.. Dion's, tfjvc happy ![. tiie 15 mijfcfi oi k:dnuy PUJi, 1. Eni::--:nn;in~ f-.-r l : -j, l! or J year::. I'Une-yoar enjistmer.rs pur- mitreii j-a- men :^j'.v i:; the Army with at -ua^t, 'i ir.oi-ihi' service, i 2. Enii.-rniunr a^-'j from 17 to ;14 j-ears ::n:l'.i.-:ivf:. e:-:t:ei : for mc-:i now hi thi- Ann;.-. \vhu may re- enh.st a; a::y a'j'j. a^ii f-jr funnur service men, dupu::di:>i; on leiiyth uf SL-rvici. 3. ?ilcn reen:;si:r:^ retai:i tneir prusenl -rruiit??, ;f t-huy reuniist within ilO day-: afrcr 'ui^rharg'i and before Fein-uary 1, l:)4n. 4. T!iu ':>e±i pay scale, meiiica! care, f'uni. (;i:;i.'-!-:-rs a.T.J ciijin.ng in the hintury ni i;i;r Army. 5. An iiH-rea:-e ;.-; ;:u- reenh^iment bi;nua "•.» >"- r sil f :r em.-:! yea: 1 uf active Jerv:i-e ^i^t-^ ~iu'ii bunu.s ^\us :a^i pu;o, \jr .ii:K'U ^a^i; enryv into aurvife. i. Up To '..'I.I --lay-:' pai'.i fu;-icn;^-h, depending on ienuta .'f serv:i.-u, wnn fur;i!iii:h ::-avei pa.d "Jj hume and retu--:!, :--u- men :iu\v :r. uiu Ar:uy \vhu un;,">:!.. 7. A -'Jn-..;ay iu;-luuj;'u every \ ear at f uii .).ty. 8. Mi'.t ; K'!-:nar-out pay ''nasfed uinm lentri.Ji uf s^jvu-ej •_•.; ah men '.v-'iu ari disciia.-;je'J. to resniiiU 9. Oprinr, ;,o retire at hail pay for the rest >:f y<nir life after UU years' sei-v.i-e-inc:-_'asin(j T,-:i tiireii-<mar- TXTH pay af-.ar oil years' service. ^ Ri.';:j-e!->R'i:t, iru-ume ::; irru.de of ^'l ; i-V' ; :I '-"' Fir.-:! S«.T!. r eu:i: up T.O ^;5o.^5 pur :?ion:l] for life, i All pj'ev.i.iiri a''':ye federal m.hv.ary .-"urv:rii coa.as toward rm.;runient. 10. IJeneriis under the C-I Bill of Kiyhti. 11. Fajii.iy .li'n'.vancii.s for T.he U'_rm -c' lii^ifcrment for dependents uf mu.T -,v!io eniist before July 1, l:)4'i. 12. Oppiirr.;!h:y to learn or.t: or ni.';-H .1 ^i;n ~k'j]^ and trades ::i:;^r-r .:< Army schouis 1 :;i U. S. or oi'L-iirjied countries. 13. '.."liiiii'i; of :.-r:-j:u:h -if service ar.i: ^voriea;- r:ie!irx;r in t:;e Air, 'ii'ou.'i ; or .^ei'V:-je Forces on •J-yeur ^ m'. :-.ime:" 1 .!.^. 14. Privj'.ejfe of benefit.:-- of Xa- t-i-.iia. .i-i::-v:i'u L.fe I::::ura;u-'j. 15. H-.-.'t')-ve ;j;:i- A.L.S. ivimmjs- .-iniieii njfirers who -.ire released -r;'in act;ve duty may bu ciiii.sl- ed -n !Jrai:u i i Ma^ver Sergeant) and ..;:.: reta:n ihchr reserve PAY PER MONTH-ENLISTED MEN In Addition to food, Lodging, Clothes and Medical Cars MOMTHLY RETIREMENT INCOME AFTER: 20 y u ors' Service 74.10 62.40 50.70 42.'JO 35.10 32.50 30 yoorV Strv/r.a $155.25 128.25 108.00 87.75 74.25 60.75 56.25 Starring Baio Pay Pur Masrer Sergeant Month or First Sergeant . £138.00 Technical Sergeant . 114.00 Staff Sergeant . . 96.00 Sergeant .... 78.00 Corporal .... 66.00 Private First Class . 54.00 Private 50.00 •a- —Plus, 2(l'"c, Increase for Servicu Ovcn.i.-;i>,. lb,—Plus 5(J'7 ij Mcinnuroi Flying r>cws. :'.ir ii-iiuiist. etc. c.— Plus S'~c Increase in !'-ay itir E.ich 3 \ .;:u-, -.i i-i.-rvic-.e. SEE THE . S. Army .;'•". o: £E ^ : ^!&i^^ AIR FORCES • GROUND FORCES . SERVICE FORCES REENLIST NOW AT YOUR NEAREST U. S. ARMY RECRUITING STATION 212 FEDERAL BUILDING Texcrkana, Ark. -® Voice of Opinion ' By James Thrashoi - f Mr. Petrillo Again The fine Itaiinn liand of Jnmes tnesar I'clrillo Is recogni/able In n coMiniimi(|iie sent by the American Federation of Musicians, of Which he is president, to Dr. Joseph K. Muddy, head of Ihe Na- tionn) Music Camp at Interlochon, Mich. The AFM has ordered Dr. Mndclv to show cause: why he should nut he expelled from the (junion, on (•rounds that his camp's nctilivics are detrimental lo the union's welfare. As In all cases where the AFM president throws his wcighl around, our money is on Mr. Petrillo— not out of sympathy with him, but because of an incurably cautious habit of bolting on a consistent winner. The trouble started three summers ago, when Mr. I'clrillo pre- tested against a series of concerts, by n student orchestra which one " t ' found in of the networks WHS broadcasting 'crords. (vfrom Dr. Maddy's camp. The Hope Star . WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Cloudy with rain to* night and in west and central portions this afternoon, warmer 'tonight; Saturday cloudy and cooler, occasional rain. 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 69 Original Copy Not in Records Committee Told By JOHN L. CUTTER Washington, Jan. <t — (UP) — The Pearl Harbor committee was told today that the original copy of tho Huberts commission report on the Pearl Harbor disaster cannot Star of HODO. 1899; Press. 1927. Consolidated January 18. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1946 players were unpaid, teen-age amateurs. No admission was charged to their broadcasts, which were un- sponsored. Yet Mr. Petrillo ordered the network to cease the broadcasts or else hire a symphony-size orchestra of stand-in, non-playing musicians and pay them union wages. So there was nothing lo do but lake these young, ambitious, unoffending youngsters off the air. Eventually Michigan's Senator , . Vimdenberg introduced n bill which iM}iijoincd Ihc union from interfering with non-commercial broadcasts by educational inslilulions. Whereupon Mr. Petrillo retaliated by putting the Interlochen camp on the union's unfair list. This unusual maneuver took Ihc AFM inlo the field of music in- slrucllon, where il had never tried to exercise control before. The Interlochen camp is affiliated with the University of Michigan. II provides instruction for young musicians who in past years have cone forth into Ihc profession to swell '•'llic ranks of Ihc AFM's dues-paying membership. The camp al.so used lo provide teaching jobs for AFM members, many of them symphony orchestra players glad for some off-season work in the summer months. Bul afler the camp was put on the unfair list last year, Dr. Maddy carried on with a non-union faculty. Thai's what Mr. Petrillo is complaining about now, apparently. The AFM has made no organized ^attempt to unionize the music- tenching profession, or to interfere 1 with other music schools with student orchestras—though some of them, too, have made network broadcasts. No, this seems to be Mr. Petrillo's personal affair, growing out of one ' of tho rare occasions when he has been momentarily thwarted. By pulling the Interlochen camp on the unfair list, he took a summer's job away from some of his own AFM members, and probably soured a good runny young, pros- gvpective AFM members on the union. Now he would fix il so that , Dr. t Mo,dd.y,,.,.;m, , old .and. Jailhfu union member, could never accept a commercial musical engagement in this country. Two-Headed Baby Dies After ^Living 50 Hours Birmingham, England, Jan. 4 — (/I 3 )— A two-headed baby girl, born to the English wife of a formci United Stales soldier, died las night after 50 hours and 35 minutes of life. Doctors said limy would posl-morlcn examination official government Chief Counsel William D, Mitch- , ell reported lo the committee thai ic has been unable lo locale the >riginal document filed by Ihc com- nission appointed by Ihe laic Pres- denl P.ooscvclt in 1942 to investigate the disaster. The commission was headed by 'orinor Supreme Court Justice Owen J. Roberts. Mitchell submitted his report to- lay when Hep. Bertram! W. Gcar- iart reminded the corn mi lice thai .he original roporl, wilh "changes, idditions and subtractions made before publication" was requested when congressional hearings began Nov. 15. "We have checked the files of all the various government agencies including Ihc War Department Ihe Navy and Ihc Slale .Department and we have not been able to find thai original document," Mitchell reported. "Two days ago I wrote to Justice Roberts asking him where he filed the original report and asking lim whether he could help us to find it." Gcnrharl raised Ihc queslion during the oxaminalion of Adm. Harold R. Slark, former chief of naval operations. He pointed out that the committee plans to queslion Adm. Husband E. Kimmol and LI. Gen. Walter C. Mori, deposed Hawaiian commanders, afler a 10-day recess and said il is "csscnlial" Dial Ihe committee have the original Roberts report. Gearharl qucslioned Slark on several points. Slark testified: 1. He did not know why Mr. ftooscvcll gave him orders in October, 1941, lo be ready lo occupy PRESIDENT TRUMAN ADDRESSES THE NATION—President Truman shown as he went on the air from tho White House to seek support In his fight to overcome congressional indifference to his legislative program. (NEA Tclcphoto) MacArthur Today, Orders a Drastic 'Housecleaning 7 of Japan's Government By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo, Jan. 4 —(/!>-- General I hn Azores in days but ho lo though! il was "a good idea have such plans" because of possible German penclralion of Spain and Portugal. 2. His feeling Nov. 7, 1941 thai Ihe coimlry already was al war was based on Ihc fad that Ihc navy had sholin" r>rd n rs lo protect shipmcnl of >v;nd-lcasc maler- ial lo Grcal Brilain. 3. He did nol know until later thai former Sccrclary of Slalo Cor- dcll Hull had presented on Nov .26 a 10,-poir>K*Hotfj "'which,' Japan con""*'" MacArlhur loday decreed a drastic "housecleaning" of Japan's government, and Premier Shidc- hara's cabinet called an emergency session for tomorrow to consider methods of compliance. Quoting informed quarters, the Japanese news agency Kyodo said that, the two new directive:; order- ng a purge of all men who led Ja- ifin into war would affect pracli- ally every member ol the prcs- nl government. II cxcepted spcci- ically only Premier Kujuro Shidc- nira, Foreign Minister Shiperu Yoshida and Justice Minister interpreted make loday lo determine ciclails of her anatomy. The infant was born New Year's Day to Mrs. Joseph Govro, . 21, .whose sband lives on a farm 'near Feslu.s, Mo., 30 miles soulh of ' St. Louis. Born lour weeks prematurey, the baby weighed five pounds and 12 ounces and had been given oxygen conlinually. Dr. Lindsay Park, gynecologist and obslrelician, who attended the infant, said she; had two heads and (wo necks joined at the point of Ihe shoulder, two sols of lungs, two .stomachs and two guilds — but a single trunk wilh two arms and two legs. The heads breathed, cried ... and ale independently. [ " The unusual anatomy was attributed to the incomplete fission of a single ovum. It was indicated at Hie hospital that Mrs. Govro hart been told al least partially the facts aboul her child. Previously she had Ihoughl she was the mother of twins. Mrs. Govro was said to be recovering normally and to bo feeling "quite fit." She said she was anxious to join her husband in Hie United Slates as soon as she could .gel passage. *• (Govro, 2(>, a former private first class, wepl at his home near Fes- lug after receiving a cable from the hospital telling him of Ihe unusual nature of (he birth. ("1 waul to see Gladys as soon Gearhart Iricd lo gel Slark lo agree that Hull told him of plans to submit Ihe nole at a While House mccling No. 25 and lhal Stark and Gen. George C. Marshall, army chief of staff, then prepared a presidential memorandum urging that nothing be done to pre- cipilalc war wilh Japan. Slark said the White House meeting was concerned wilh Ihc Critical .situation in Ihe Pacific bul he could nol recall specific delails suggested by Gearhart. The recess was ordered to allow time for Scth W. Richardson, now chief counsel, to familiarize himself with the investigation. Committee members generally agreed lhal giving Richardson time to catch up and calling Kim- mol and Short immediately after- warcl ultimately would result in speeding up the entire proceedings. Sen. Homer Ferguson, 11., Mich., who has conducted the mo.sl extensive examinations so far, agreed that il brings the Feb. 15 date fur completing the hearings williin sight. The commitleo's present authority from Congress expires Feb. 15. Ferguson said he believed thai the revised schedule will at leasl permit completion ot hearings by lhal dale. He prcdielcd the com- lolilicians was one of bcwilder- nent. H quoted a member of the pro- 'essive party as saying "this iraclically 'means thnl' all mein- ibers of the present Diet will nol be ible lo run in the coming election. Oven if they did run, they will not lave a chance." The directives ordered Ihe gov- 'rnmcnl. to abolish all uHra-nation- ilisl, terrorist and militarist groups or societies and lo oust. rom public office and in- hicncc persons who "deceived and nislcd the people of Japan into cm- jarking on world comiuesl." The directives picked un where he war criminal lists lefl off. The new move makes the firsl mittee will need an extension of time, however, to write its report evaluating the evidence taken since Ihe hearings began Nov. as 1 ho sobbed. "We had planned lor her lo come lo this country three months after the baby was burn.'' met his wife at a dance in England .shortly after his arrival there in August lil-M. Ho was released from Hit 1 army Nov. 1 b and since then lie has been looking "for a job.) The young mother —Miss Glad>: Cooper before her marriage to Govro in London — said she would I'ivo the baby's body to medical .scientists It was understood the body would be placed, at least tcin'noranly, in the museum of Ihc Selly Oak hospital, where the mother and child were cared for. Mrs Govro was quiet and cher- ful. 15. Slark was e.xpeclcd lo end his tcslimony late today or tomorrow. The grey - haired admiral already has offered a vigorous defense against charges (hat he failed to give Kiinmel adequate warnings that a surprise air raid against Hawaii was possible. Me said lhal messages to Kimmel on Nov. 'M and 27, 1011 gave adequate warnings and thai Kimmel was well aware of the clanger of a surprise attack. Stark rejected criticism because of the fad that he didn't send Kimmel on tin-- morning of Dec. 7 in- I'ormaUon thai Japanese envoys were instructed lo "end diplomatic talks at 1 p.m. that day. Ho said lhal outside the lime element there was nothing in it that Kimmel didn'l'have already. Rep. Bcrlrand W. Gcarharl. II., Calif., asked Slark aboul a stale- inenl he made Nov. 7, 1041, lhal "whclher the country knows il or not, we are at war." .Stark said that was based on Ihe fact lhal Iho navy had shooting orders in the Atlanlic and southeast Pacific by that time. "Wo did not have Ihe rights of belligerents," he said. "But, when we have orders to shoot any Germans or Italians on the high seas west of the 2(ith Meridian . . and Ihey in turn were attacking us and we were endeavoring to sink their allacking vessels, we were in effect engaging them and to thai extent we were at war." Stark said he issued the shooting ci L-.,iH «iv had received a orders Oct. H, 1941, under direction She s-did sue n<ia ILLUJVI,U a . , p rf , K iHoni n n ™™,»u TJ,, telephoned message 1 rom the U. fa. //embassy in London oifcrmg to fly ^ner husband to her bedside, bul thai she had nol received a reply to a cablegram sent lo her husband Tuesday. Blue-eyed and ruddy cheeked, she is the daughter of a Birminp- ham laborer, George Cooper, and one of 10 children — seven girls and three boys^ The average person in Ihe United pounds , year. States uses about 150 of fresh vegetables a uf the late Presidenl Roosevelt He reminded the committee thai Mr. Roosevell had served notice on the Axis nations in a radio speech Sept 11, 1941 lhal they sent war ships inlo our defensive walers al Iheii own peril. PANE, MORE PAIN Chicago, Jan. 4 — (ff) — A Ihief hurled a menial weight through Ihe plale glass display window of a Slate Street jewelry store. The watches he stole were valuec by the firm at $650. It estimalec damage to the window al $400. Iwata. Tokyo newspapers he Allied orders as a move to give 'a pan new leaders, and Kyodo aid the first reaction among ncision encrusted burcau- :rats and politicians controlling he government. The consternation n public offices probably will be nalchcd by the people's applause. The new order serve notice of Homma Said to Have Ordered 'Death March' By WILLIAM C. WILSON Manila, Jan. •!— (UPi— 1,1. Gen. Vlasahaiu ilomrna was accused ).v one of his former staff officers 'AP)—Mepns Assocloted Press INEAI—Means Newsoooer Enterprise Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY Allied impatience with Japanes cfforls lo rid themselves of pei sonages and organizations instrumental in the militarist era. Pat- riolic socielies, such as the Black Dragon, suposedly have been dissolved. But the Japanese press reports al leasl eighl of more than 30 current political parlies are led by former rightists. The first immediate effect of Ihe orders will be lo disqualify dozens of Ihc strongest candidates from old line parties for the coming national elections. This will widen the field for the independents, heretofore dismayed by Ihe extensiveness of political machines opposing them. H will minimize Ihc holdover influence of Ihc "Tojo Diet." The directive purges Ihc government of Jingoistic policy - making officials holding offices of Chokun 1 in rank or higher. This means officers appointed by imperial order, such as department heads',. Demand Action and Less Talk Says Truman By D. HAROLD OLIVER Washington, Jan. 4 — (/P)— Presl- enl Truman called on the Arneri- an people loday to demand more iction and less talk from Congress 'n legislation lo lessen slrikes. He also told Ihe nation in a half- inur radio address last nighl lhal 'time is running out" on most of is other reconversion measures jecause action in Senate and louse has been, "distressingly slow." Congress" returns January 14 from Is holiday adjournment. "Unless we can soon met the iced of obtaining full production ind employment at home," Mr. Truman asserted, "we shall face serious consequences. They will be serious not only in what they mean o the American people as such, 3Ul also in whal Ihey can do lo our position as a leader among the na- Lions of Ihc world." Therefore, in Ibis "year of decision," Mr. Truman turned to "the most powerful pressure group in Ihe world" — Ihe American people — "Ihc greal mass of our cili- /p.ns who have no special interests, whose interests are only the interesls of the nation as a whole." The president expressed deep concern over present and threatened slrikes in Ihe aulo, sleel, eleclri- cal and meal packing industries, declared lhal war-end promises of cooperalion from members of Congress. industry, labor and farm groups "have not all been kept," and concluded: "We cannot shirk leadership in the postwar world. The problems of our economy will nol be solved by limid men, mislruslful of each olher. We cannot face 1946 in a spirit of drift or irresolution." First congressional commenl was sharply divided, -and nol en lirely along parly lines. Although Senalor Lucas (D-I11) said he thought Mr. Truman's address "struck pay dirt" and should spur aclion "on many vital issues," Senalor George D-Ga) observed lhal lhal outlook is nol as "unpromising or dreary as some think." Senalor Elberl D. Thomas (D-Ulah), noling lhal Ihis is ar eleclion year, declared: "The pres idenl of Ihe Uniled Slates, who is a democrat, has spanked a democra tic Congress. Let's watch Ihe re sul Is." There was no immediate reac lion from labor or industry. - In his address, Mr. Truman said l ,o( .eo.ua,\ importance, with .act «.«" John Guion, Paris, is 1946 President of Ark. Press Assn. Lilllo Rock, Jan. 4 — (/P)— John Guion. of Paris was nominated lo become 1946 president of the Arkansas Press Associalion, which opened ils 74lh anual mid-winter convention here loday. Mr. Guion would advance to the presidency from first vice president. Others nominated for office were: Ellis L. Huff, Newport, first vice president; K. A. Engel, Little Malvern, second vice president; M. J. Gillespie. England, Ihird Wynne, and Tom Allen, Brinkley, Rock, treasurer; A. A. Murray, Wyne, and Tom Allen, Brinkley, new directors. M. P. Jones, Jr., of Searcy, retiring president,- aulomalically becomes a dircclor. Discussion al Ihc associalion's meeling Ihis morning was devotee lo problems of small daily anc weekly newspapers. bitrcau chiefs' 'and prefeclural g6v-| i lfefrieht"6f management-labor dis . oday ordering the Uataan 'Death March." LI. Col. Micliio Kita.vama, who vas in charge of communications md railroad transporlaliim in lomma's Mill Army group, tosli- 'iod before- the U. S. military commission trying Homma for war irimes thai his chief know there was a shortage of transportation. He said ilomma gave orders thai American and Filipino prisoners of var be marched from Uataan to Camp O'Doiinel. Hundreds of the prisoners died ilong the way from illness and starvation or as the result of brutal reatment by their Japanese juarcls. Earlier Maj. Gen. Tosliimilsu Takatsu, who was in charge of prisoners of war, testified that survivors of the march died al Ihc rale of ,')0() daily after reaching Camp O'Dcmnc! because oi a lack ot food and medicine. Takatsu said the Japanese had expected to capture no mc»r« than 30,000 prisoners and were 'inprc- parccl to handle the 60,000 who fell into their hands. Ho said that Ihe Japanese army was short on fond and medical supplies and lhal many Japanese soldiers contracted malaria. He said efforts were made to obtain medical supplies but they never arrived. Maj. Gen. Leo B. Donovan, president of the commission, uskcd Ta- kalsu whal instructions Homma gave for the treatment of prisoners of war. He replied thai al "ic beginning of operations lie issued , written orders for them to be ;inan. treated in accordance with international law. crnors. However, government administrative machinery is left relatively intact. There is every indicAtion that MacArlhur will apply Ihc directive slriclly. Thai probably means a general overhauling of Ihe government flushing oul cliques which the Japanese contend now are attempting to stymie democratization. These directives made strong gestures toward answering two' questions which educated Japanese have been asking: How can we gain enough slrcnglh lo overlhrow me entrenched bureaucrats? What assurance do we have that rightists won't return in some other form and take over through lepal politics? Orders 3 Army to Cooperate More Fully I'Ymikfiirl, Dec. •! . (UP) — LI. Gen. Luciiin K. Truseolt today ordered his U. S. Third Army lo co- oiieralo more fully with ruid show Krcfilcr coiirlcsly loward German civilian oflicial.s. "U is essential thai, individually and folleclivcly, wo do all within our power to strengthen and dignify the present German govern- menl in Bavaria," Truscoll's order said. Ik? eoiulemnerl "thouylilless. ovci'heariiiH acts by American officers and enlisted men toward German officials." While warning against "undue sympathy" for the German people, he said he detected attempts to "abuse, humiliate, and offer indignity lo German officials whom we are responsible for placing in office." llo said such officials musl he treated "with respect and consideration duo those who occupy a difficult position and who are' engaged in Ihc cliificLiH lask which we have imposed upon Ihcm." Triuicotl said (lie Germans were responsible for Hitler "because Ihey submitted lo and, during the Nax.i years of success, actively sup ported the Nazi regime," but nevertheless they also wore "largely victims rather than profiteers of Nazism." Ho said most of the undesirable elements of the German population pules is tho question of keeping prices on an even keel. HiltjpR at "pressure groups' which he said are lobbying lo "lake oft'" price conlrols, Ihe chief execu live said Ihese restrictions anc those over rents will have to be extended even beyond their June 30 expiration dale. So, he said, wil controls on scarce materials. "Today the pressures for infla tion arc many times stronger than those which caused Ihe inflalioi afler World War I and whicl caused Ihe 1920 depression," he asserted. Calling for prompt action on his December 3 rcquesl for legal <ui thorily lo sel up fad-finding boards in major industrial disputes—will slrikes to bo held in check for 31 days ponding board reports — M Truman said: "Every day that production i delayed and civilian goods arc kep from our markets by strikes 01 lockouts brings injury to our re jonvorsion program. Already mil Continued on Page Two Fog Blamed for 5 Deaths in Arkansas By The Associated Press An exceptionally heavy fog which covered most of Arkansas yesler day and last night (Thursday) wa slamed for five deaths, four re suiting from a train-car collissioi al Tuckerman. The viclims were: Luther Goatcher, aboul 50. Laverne Ryenolds, 40. John Summers, aboul 50. Elmer Stephens, 35. C. H. Cundiff, 40. Cundiff was killed when his ca collided wilh another on the ou skirts of Malvern. The other men, all employes of rice mill al Tuckerman, wer. killed instantly when a northbound Missouri Pacific passenger train crashed inlo Iheir car al a rail crossing. The U. S. wealher bureau in Lil- tle Rock reported Ihc heaviesl fog easl of Ihe capilal cily. The ceiling was 300 feet at Brinkley and 1,500 feel at Fort Smith, and a 3,000-foot ceiling was reported al Texarkana. All civilian flying was cancelled. - o - New Call for Strikes Appear Imminent Representative for Vets to Be ill Hope Jan. 9 Mr. David M. Cooper, Contact Representalive of Ihe Veterans Administration Regional Office, Litlle Rock, Arkansas, who is al present slalioned al Texarkana, Arkansas, will be at the United Slates Employmenl Service Office, Hope, Arkansas, on January 9, 1946, al 9 a.m. This Conlacl Represenlalive will be in a position to assist the veterans or their dependents in filing claims for benefits administered by the Veterans Administration, and give information concerning their entitlements under the law and regulations governing the activities of the Veterans Administration. HEALTH OFFICIAL BACK Little Rock, Jan. 4 —(/P)— Dr. A. M. Washburn was back at this desk loday as head of the state health department's division of communicable diseases after serving 49 months in the Army Medical Corps .He attained the rank of colonel while on military duty. Harvey Would Like to Forget the Whole Business, but People Won't Let Him By The Associated Press (?) New calls for strikes appeared mmincnt today as tension mount- d in the nation's industrial strife. As President Truman urged the American people to press Congress into action on legislation :imed to curb work stoppages, additional thousands of workers were added to the list of idle because of abor disputes. New walkouts, hitting at four major industries and involving nearly a million and a half persons, threatened to malerialix.e dur- ng January. The number of workers idle jumped pasl the 400,000 mark as President. Truman in a radio address last night expressed deep concern over the nation's labor unrest. In .Chicago, the CIO Farm mcnt and Metal Workers Union said wage negotialions witli the In lernalional Harvester Company had collapsed and lhat "in all likelihood" a strike of 30,000 v/ould be called. Union members in 11 harvester plants arranged a meeting Sunday lo set a date for the walkout. In another wage controversy, the CIO Mine Mill and Semlter Workers Union in Sail Lake Cily called a strike for Jan. 21 affecting about 5,000 of its Utah members. In Akron, O., the CIO -Uniled Rubber workers local at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., planned a strike vote Sunday by about 12,000 union members only and a similar vote was called by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., local Jan. 13. These were union strategic moves in support of the international body and followed general votes by all employes in December which favored strike action. However. C. V. Wheeler, president of the Goodyear local, said he didn't expect a strike to be called "unless it is absolutely necessary." The union asks a 30 cents an hour wage increase and a six-hour day and 30-hour week. Meanwhile, the possibility remained of a nation wide walkoul of telephone workers, in sympathy with a strike started yesterday by 17,200 employes of the Western Electric Company in 21 plants in New York and New Jersey. Police said a "slight scuffle" resulted when supervisors attemptec to break 'through"*a picket line at Western Electnc's v-big Kearney N. J., plant and 'that a picket and supervisor were arrested on dis orderly conduct charges. The only promising news along the labor front came from New York where the trend of balloting by 50,000 AFL employes of West ern Union Telegraph Company out side the metronolis indicated, saic union officials,"that they would ac cept a War Labor Board wage di reclive and call off a scheduled Jan. 7 strike. The 7,000 CIO members of th American Communications Asso elation in New York City, however are set to quit work next Tues day in support of demands for in creased wages, and" in proles against the WLB wage increase di rective reported to average 1! cents an hour but which the union said did not include all ils mem bers In one of the three major strike threats, a walkout of 200,000 CIO packinghouse workers on Jan. 16 two big meat packers, Armour &. Co., and Wilson Co., voiced pro tests. Wilson the union's demand for a 25 cents already had been disposed of. HELD FOR MUKDER an. -i • —0 By HAL BOYLE Manila, Jan 4 —(/P)— Leaves From a Correspondent's Notebook: Harvey B. Dunn is "the man with the missing finger." They were separated 37 years ago and Harvey would like to lor- get (lie whole business but people won't lei him. He now is 51 and has been in show business since he was 16. He is a stocky, mild-eyed pleasant voiced man, very gentle and well-liked by other members of the cast in the USO show "Three Men on a Horse." Harvey has sung in male quartets, acted in repertoire and stock companies and chautauqa shows, traveled from one end of the country to another as a ehalktalk car- tonist and magician, and handled a fair laundry business in Gainseville, Fla. People don't ask him about his career. They don't even say "Harvey, wasn't it hard on you to palm cards during your magic act wilh one finger missing?" No, sooner or later, they look al the blank space where his right forefinger used to be, and ask in a low voice, full of sympathy and curosity: "Ideally now Harvey, how did you ®— I tendency to melt in summer and freeze in winter . "I swear this is a true statement lo Hie best of my knowledge. Sincerely yours, Harvey B. Dunn." That ends all questioning. - . lis I 1 . 1 nun mm today lacrd Her- i lose your finger anywriy?" Desperately bored, Harvey used charge of first degree murder in I to explain that he had been run the; fatal .shooting of Charles M. Roller, 73, Lincoln real estate Commission member Robert G. Card asked Takalsu whether Homma had seen the order's for the Death March. "I believe he did," Takatsu said. Kitayama, who followed Takutsu to the stand, directly blamed Homma for the orders. Homma previously had disclaimed any responsibility for the death march. Kitayma testified that all through the Japanese army the idea was prevalent that prisoners of war were of little concern since after the fall of Bataan all efforts were being concentrated for the attack on Corrcgidor. ixoiler was shot at his home Tuesday night. Charges against Thurman were filed by deputy prosecuting atlor- ney Glen Wing. Thurman was held without bond. DOCTOR'S ORDERS Gallup, N. M., Jan. 4 —(A>>— Dr. Charles W. Keney has put his description book to a new use — solving a fuel shortage for some of his patients. For a family of seven "in dire need" because of illness, the physician prescribed coal, addressing his order to George Bubany, coal yard operator. Bubany filled it. over by a sleamcr or that it had been nipcd off by a woodpecker but so many of his questioners save him dissatisfied looks he decided it would be belter to make a clean breast of it. How when anybody asks him about his missing digid. he just whips out a printed card which reads: "The story of my finger cut off July 18. 1908. "Caught in a cogwheel of a printing press at the Press and Dako- lan office, Yanton, S. D. While working around the press. "Attending physician Dr. Morehouse. "I did not sue for damages. "I can write just as well now, if not better, than before the accident. "The sub of the finger has the Another actor in the saino show is Lewis Charles. He collects knives as a hobby. His most interesting specimen, a bolo blade 18 inches long, he obtained from a native at Tacloban in Lcyte in exchange for 14 bars of soap. On the mahogany sheath of this redoubtable weapon, Charles s'aid the former owner affectionately had carved: "God bless .you, mother." "Passing the buck" is an old navy custom that insures you against being gypped at mealtime. If the stewards at each meal started serving the same man at each table first, he would always naturally get the choice selections of steak and tidbits. Little things like lhat can cause quarrels when yon are at sea for long stretches. So to prevent any unfairness each table in the officers' wardroom has a small brass or stainless stell serving buck. It is a guide for (he steward, showing him where to start serving first and it rotates around the table from ol- floor to officer on a daily basis. No one seems to kno\y when the custom began but it is just one of many small courtesies aboard | ships designed to keep down tempers and avoid petty favoritism. One Red Cross girl with large feet has decided to forego buying a pair of prettily painted and carved wooden clogs which are ainong the most typical of Philip pine souvenirs. Her first try unnerved her. She walked inlo one native shoemaker's shop and asked him how long it would take him to make her a pair. He studied her feet and then said doubtfully: "Oh, mum, we'd have to send away for the lumber." Co., in a statement saic a n hour wage hike and its strike call was "wholly unwarranted and unreasonable." Armour Co., in its statement, said that paying the union's wage demand "would increase Armour's wage and salary expense by as much as $40,000,000 a year." This sum, the company said, "is beyond anything in the way of net earnings the company has ever had." In Washington, Edgar L. 'Warren, chief of the federal conciliation service, forecast thai i fmedia- lion and fact-finding failed to avert tho threatened meat strike, government seizure would be a last resort. Charles G. Ross, White House Press Secretary, said he had heard of no plans for government seizure or appointment "of a fact - finding board. Yesterday's mass demonstration by union workers in many Stamford, Conn., industries in sympathy with more than 3,000 strikers at the Yale & Towne Mfg. Co., brought no immediate indication of a settlement of the nine weeks old labor dispute. No major developments were reported in the threatened strike in the steel industry, which has been called for Jan. 14 and which will idle some 700,000 CIO United Steelworkers. Tomorrow officials of the CIO United Electrical Workers are scheduled to set a date for a na tion wide strike of 200,000 employes in plants of the General Electric, General Motors and Westinghouse Electric. The union is demanding a 30 per cent wage boost. The biggest single work stoppage is the strike of some 200,000 employes in General Motors plants, on strike since Nov. 21 for wage boosts of 30 per cent, as demanded by the CIO United Auto Workers. DISEASES INCREASE Lille Rock, Jan. 4 —(ffi- The State Health Department's annual morbidity report reveals a sharp increase in the number of dipthe- ria, cancer, chickenpox and pneumonia cases in Arkansas last year over 1944. There were 510 cases of dipthe- ria compared lo 328 in 1944; 181 cancer cases, compared to 158; 1.313 chickenpox compared to 933 and 2,620 pneumonia compared lo 2,213. Hal! Dies in Electric Chair 7:22 A. M. Today Tucker, Jan. 4 — (iP) — James W. Hall, 24-year-old former Little Rock cab driver and confessed slayer of six persons, died in the electric chair at the state prison farm here at 7:22 a. m. today for the murder of his second wile, Fayrene Clemmons Hall. Hall entered the death chamber at 7:15 and was pronounced dead even minutes later. He died with- .il uttering a word. Mrs. Hall's father ,A. Z, Clemnons of Conway, Ark., was among he 64 persons who witnessed, the ixecution. The young, pretty Mrs. Hall was atally beaten on the bank of the Arkansas river near Little Rock in. August, 1944. / Hall had been quoted by police as having confessed the slaying of ive other persons in hitch-hike excursions through Arkansas and Cansas. The redhaired former chauffeur appeared to be in a jovial mood as he entered the death chamber. Although he had been holding out lope for executive clemency by Governor Laney, last night Hall seemed to be resigned to the fact ;hat he would be electrocuted. He was cheeriul throughout the night and ate a hearty meal of steak, pork chops and strawberry ice crearn before midnight. Hall's relatives called on Governor Laney yesterday to seek a stay of execution or commutation of sentence. Laney declined to intervene, however .saying there had been no evidence to indicate clemency was in order. One of the last persans to talk with Hall was his father-in-law, Clemmons. In the presence of the prison chaplain, Clemmons asked Hall, . whose .wavy,;.red, hair .had -, : shaved off a few hours earlier, the family had not been notified of the 19-year-old Fayrene's death"so we could give her a decent burial." Hall reiterated to Clemmons a story he had told officers last week, contending that his wife's death had been an accident. He said he had not intended to kill her. A curtain obscured the view of witnesses, most of whom were peace officers, as the condemned man was strapped to the. chair. The curtain was opened just before the electricity was applied. Prison Superintendent Tom Cogbill asked the convicted slayer if he wanted the mask placed over his face before the curtain was opened and if he had anylhing to say. Hall replied that he wanted to see the witnesses before the mask was put into place but declared lhat he had nothing to say. Before the mask was draped over his head, Hall calmly looked over the witnesses. Hall was convicted of murder in the dealh of his wife by a Pulaski circuit jury May 9. The death sentence was upheld by the State Supreme court. Hall did not deny having made confessions reported by Little Rock chief of Detectives O. N. Martin and other officers until a few days before his execulion. In an interview with authorities in the death house, the former taxi driver and share-cropper denied parlicipation in Ihe slayings, contending that "two former convicts" ' whom he identified had been responsible. He told officers he had shielded the "convicts" in the belief that they would come to his rescue. Officers said Hall confessed slaying the following persons in addition to his wife: State boiler inspector J. D, Newcomb, Jr., Little Rock, near Heber Springs, Faulkner County, last March; E. C. Adams of Humbqldt, Kansas, a defense worker whose body was found in his car near Fordyce, Ark., Feb. 1, 1945; Doyle Mulherin, Little Rock truck driver, whose body was found by the side of a road near Stuttgart in eastern Arkansas last Feb. 8; a Negro at Camden, Ark., in January, 19*5;' an unidentified negro woman at Salina, Kansas, nearly eight years ago. He was not tried on any of these counts. The handsome redhead was arrested in Litlle Rock last March 16. Detectives said they had learned Hall had remarked to a friend that he was "going out on the highway to get some money." After his arrest and purported confessions, Hall led officers, to the scenes of several of the Slayings and re-enacted them. Chief Martin and Detective J. R. Peterson quoted Hall as saying he had committed the hitch-hike slayings to obtain money. They said he admitted killing his wife because of financial troubles and because "she knew too much." Mrs. Hall's skeleton was found at a lonely spot 911 the Arkansas river bank near Little Rock, to which Hall led officers. When questioned, the detectives said, Hall told of beating his young, pretly wife to death after luring her to the spot. Hall was a native of Enola, Ark., and the son of a minister. He read the Bible consistently throughout his stay in prison. The population of Afghanistan is estimaled at between seven and ten millions. 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